Ford breaks all rules with the Mustang Mach-E 1400

Tuhin Guha Updated: July 27, 2020, 10:09 PM IST

If you needed any more convincing that electric vehicles can also be as fast and as exciting as anything else on the road, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 should clear any doubts. It's based on the body-in-white of the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, but Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles have collaborated to use this as a base to showcase the Blue Oval's expertise in race-tech and EVs.

As the name suggests, this prototype develops 1,400 from SEVEN electric motors. Three are attached to the front differential and four are stacked over one another at the rear. A single driveshaft connects them to the differentials. The Mach-E 1400 hasn't been built to any specific regulations, but can be adjusted for anything from drifting to high-speed track-use.

The Mach-E 1400's racy look comes from the plethora of aero aids that can develop up to 1,050 kg of downforce. The prototype can switch between front, rear or all-wheel-drive. Different front end configurations like control arms and steering can be changed whether for drifting or racing events.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 features a 56.8 kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt battery. These have a high discharge rate and the battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a dielectric coolant. This allows for less time between runs. Other additions are an electronic brake booster fitted to the regen braking system, Brembo brakes, and a hydraulic handbrake system. For lightness, the panels are carbon-fibre with the bonnet made from organic composite fibers.

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 will debut at a NASCAR race soon.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 74.62 Lakhs
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